Friday, February 24, 2012

Study: Factors associated with voting

Did you know Canada.. Stats Canada released an interesting article today examining the factors associated with voting in the May 2, 2011, federal election.

Some of the highlights include..

* Home owners had significantly higher voting rates than renters

* Employed people were more likely to vote than the unemployed or those not in the labour force after controls were in place for factors like age and education

* Single parents with children under 5 were much less likely to vote than those couples with children under 5

* Those 65- to 74-year-olds were most likely to vote

You can read the full article by Stats Canada here.

1 comment:

  1. That's actually very interesting to read about! I bet single parents with children under 5 just couldn't get to the voting stations in many cases, it would seem like a lot of extra work to get there and deal with a squirmy little one too!


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